Dear Ms. Fu:
The Central Valley Clean Water Association (CVCWA) appreciates the opportunity to submit these comments on the tentative waste discharge requirements (Tentative Order) for El Dorado Irrigation District’s Camino Heights Wastewater Treatment Facility (WWTF). CVCWA is a non-profit organization representing more than 50 publicly owned treatment works throughout the Central Valley Region in regulatory matters affecting surface water discharge, land application, and water reuse. We approach these matters with a perspective to balance environmental and economic interests consistent with state and federal law. For the following
reasons, CVCWA respectfully requests that you revise the Tentative Order to reflect that the applicable water quality objective for electrical conductivity (EC) is a range, rather than 900 micromhos per centimeter (µmhos/cm).

The Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board has selected Patrick Pulupa as its next executive officer. Starting March 1, Pulupa will work alongside Pamela Creedon, the Central Valley Water Board’s current executive officer, during a three-month transition period until her retirement on June 1.

“Our Board unanimously chose an outstanding candidate to fill the position of executive officer to carry forward the important work of protecting and improving water quality in the Central Valley Water Region,” said Central Valley Water Board Chair Karl Longley.

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CVCWA’s Annual Conference provides valuable wastewater industry insight and information for city managers, public works directors, city and district chief engineers, regulators, consultants, council & boardmembers, and wastewater industry professionals
MESSAGE FROM THE CONFERENCE CHAIR
Climate Change. CV-SALTS. Methylmercury. Toxicity. Ammonia.CVCWA has been working together with you and other stakeholders to address these and other regulatory and water quality issues for over a decade. Now the outcome of these collaborative efforts is closer than ever to affecting your discharge permits and compliance efforts. Join us to hear about these other important regulatory updates to help prepare you for requirements that are coming. Learn how, through CVCWA, we can work together to help shape the future of wastewater regulation by effecting reasonable, science-based regulations that address important environmental issues. Participate in discussions with experts and regulatory leaders on these issues.

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CVCWA provided written comments on the State Water Resources Control Board’s (SWRCB) proposed Part 3 of the Water Quality Control Plan for Inland Surface Waters, Enclosed Bays, and Estuaries of California (ISWEBE)—Bacteria Provisions and a Water Quality Standards Variance Policy (Bacteria Provisions).

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With CVCWA’s growing involvement in regulatory activities on behalf of our membership, the CVCWA Board has chosen Smith Moore & Associates (SMA) to be CVCWA’s association management company.  SMA’s team assigned to CVCWA are Sarah Erck as the lead liaison/account manager to CVCWA; Angelique Grellus (administrative, membership).  Additionally, CVCWA also has access to an amazing communications team at SMA.

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Dear Ms. Jimmerson:

The Central Valley Clean Water Association (CVCWA) appreciates the opportunity to submit these comments on the tentative waste discharge requirements (Tentative Order) for the City of Modesto Water Quality Control Facility (Modesto WQCF). CVCWA is a non-profit organization representing more than 50 publicly owned treatment works throughout the Central Valley Region in regulatory matters affecting surface water discharge, land application, and water reuse. We approach these matters with a perspective to balance environmental and economic interests consistent with state and federal law.